How To Use Bergamot Oil In Aromatherapy?
Bergamot essential oil is extracted from the Citrus bergamia. It belongs to Rutaceae family and is called as Bergamot orange. The tree is native to SE Asia. The name Bergamot is derived from the city Bergamo, Italy where the oil was first sold.
In the aromatherapy practice, fresh smelling bergamot essential oil is a favourite, which gives more relaxed and happy feeling. It has various applications in treatment for many diseases related to urinary tract infections, acne, psoriasis, cold sores, eczema, fights oily skin, and boosts spleen, liver and stomach.
Properties Of Bergamot Oil:
- The rind of both ripen and unripe fruits are used to extract oil.
- The scent is citrus, though smelling sweet with a warm spicy floral quality.
- Oil has a watery viscosity.
- Color ranges from green to greenish-yellow.
- Oil is widely used in perfumery and toiletry industry.
- It is also used to flavor Earl grey tea.
Uses Of Bergamot Oil:
Aromatherapy of bergamot essential oil is used in treatment of –
- all types of infection including skin
- general convalescence
- as an antispetic for skin complaints as oily skin conditions, acne, wounds and chicken pox
- Oil is considered to be effective natural physical and emotional booster.
- Bergamot oil is also useful for people who suffer from chronic fatigue and digestive problems.
Bergamot Oil In Aromatherapy:
- Place a mixture of lime, lemon, grapefruit oil or bergamot oil in the hall and it will diffuse aroma in the room.
- Bergamot odors can cure acne outbreaks. Put few drops of oil into steaming water in a bowl and inhale it for few minutes.
- Add 6 to 10 drops of oil into bath tub and soak for about 25 minutes will relieve stress.
- Anxiety and depression can be reduced by keeping the scent of bergamot in the area of depressed person.
- Inhaling the scent of bergamot aids digestion and soothes lungs.
Precautions For Bergamot Oil:
- It is a phototoxic essential oil and can cause skin irritations and sun burn when exposed to sunlight.
- Hence, strong sunlight should be avoided at least for 24 hours after application.
- Pregnant and lactating mother should avoid bergamot oil as it has antispasmodic properties.